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How to track the variants of the pandemic faster

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Medical Xpress - A global group of researchers is calling for better integration of viral genetics, bioinformatics, and public health to enable better pandemic response now and...

SARS-CoV-2 mutations can complicate immune surveillance of human T-killer cells

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Medical Xpress - The body’s immune response plays a crucial role in the course of a SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition to antibodies, the so-called T-killer cells, are...

Researchers discover a backup natural pacemaker in the heart

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Medical Xpress - Researchers at the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have discovered a backup natural pacemaker, which is able to generate a...

First wearable device can monitor jaundice-causing bilirubin and vitals in newborns

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Medical Xpress - Researchers in Japan have developed the first wearable devices to precisely monitor jaundice, a yellowing of the skin caused by elevated bilirubin levels in...

Tackling tumors with two types of virus

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Medical Xpress - An international research group led by the University of Basel has developed a promising strategy for therapeutic cancer vaccines. Using two different viruses as...

Study reveals details of immune defense guidance system

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Medical Xpress - At the beginning of an immune response, a molecule known to mobilize immune cells into the bloodstream, where they home in on infection sites,...

Study offers an explanation for why the APOE4 gene enhances Alzheimer’s risk

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Medical Xpress - One of the most significant genetic risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease is a gene called APOE4, which is carried by almost half of...

Scientists discover why blood type may matter for COVID infection

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Medical Xpress - (HealthDay)—A new study provides further evidence that people with certain blood types may be more likely to contract...

Retinal implants can give artificial vision to the blind

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Medical Xpress - A team of EPFL engineers has developed technology that could partially restore vision in blind people. The study is published in Communications...

Immunotherapy drug delays onset of Type 1 diabetes in at-risk group

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Medical Xpress - More than five years after receiving an experimental immunotherapy drug, half of a group of people at high risk of developing Type 1 diabetes...